|Title: ||How Do I Remove The AOL Instant Messenger?|
How Do I Remove The AOL Instant Messenger?
Applies to: Communicator 4.04
Operating Systems: Windows 95 and Windows NT.
How do I prevent AOL Instant Messenger from starting when I boot Windows?
How do I completely remove AOL Instant Messenger?
If you wish to prevent AOL Instant Messenger from starting when you
boot your system:
- At the Sign On screen, click Setup.
- Click the Misc tab and uncheck 'Start AIM when Windows Starts'
and click OK.
If you are already signed on, click the 'AOL Instant Messenger' box
in the lower left of the Buddy List window, then click
Options | Edit Preferences and click the Misc tab and
uncheck 'Start AIM when Windows Starts' and click OK.
If you wish to completely remove AOL Instant Messenger:
With Communicator closed:
- Remove AIM from Personal Bookmark folder.
- Delete "launch.aim" from every user profile.
- In "...Communicator\Program\", delete the \aim\ folder and the
subfolder \aim\sounds\ and all contents.
WARNING: Backup the Registry BEFORE Editing!!
Edit | Find -- type in "AIM" (no quotes). Remove all references.
Edit | Find -- type in "AOL" (no quotes). Remove all references.
AOL Subscribers, delete ONLY the AIM references in the
registry in order to preserve your AOL Preferences and Settings!
Restart your computer.
On Win16, AIM files are listed under PROGRAM.
There is a SOUNDS sub, however.